Concept Overview What is the main idea of the lesson that addresses the challenge “Show how STEM can be applied to help improve your local community?” The main idea of our project is designed to create important learning opportunities for students about the movement of water in and around the city of Bridgeport, CT. Students will investigate how substances that are harmful and beneficial to living things are dissolved in atmospheric, surface and ground waters. Most water on Earth …
Keywords: water pollution, bioremediation, water movement, ground water
This unit focuses on body systems and activities related in understanding the body system including basic concepts of using microscopes, understanding stem cells, skeleton, bones, and technology related in working of these systems. http://msp.ehe.osu.edu/wiki/index.php/MSP:MiddleSchoolPortal/Organ_Systems:_Function_Diversity_and_Uniformity#Body_System_Lessons_and_Activities
Keywords: Body Systems
Science4Us is an excellent source for building primary learners to integrate science more fully when entering elementary school. Highly recommend for teachers as also a source of transitioning to third grade.
Keywords: Science, STEM
Our school has been using myON reading program for independent readers in grades 2 through 8 and classroom teachers tailor this online program to students in Kindergarten and up. This year, preschool families were offered short training sessions to learn how to best use the collection of 5000+ titles for their young readers. Available online and as Apple or Android apps. Classroom instruction is enhanced with the variety of nonfiction titles on science, nature, history, …
Keywords: reading; online books; nonfiction; flipped lessons
I created an elective class for middle school students called "Personal History and Family Genealogy" to excite students about researching using primary documents about their ancestors. ancestryinstitution.com allows schools to access their resources under a shared school access site. Students learn research skills, online searching, archiving and curating, and develop interpersonal skills with their parents, grandparents and other family members as they use oral history to …
Keywords: genealogy; research skills; primary sources
What are the Common Core State Standards for high school science? Here they are!
Keywords: Common Core, CCSS, standards, Science, technology
Template for determining what you already do in your science classroom that addresses ELA Common Core State Standards, and what you can integrate into existing lessons that will address CCSS.
Keywords: Common Core, CCSS, Science, Lessons, Template
This project needs to be performed in pairs, let me know the team partners, no more than 2 people. It's ok to work with somebody from another MrD's class (boarder students!). You are the director of an independent movie company "Hun Physics Media LLC" and you are given the task to create a video, up to 3 min long, about a physics concept. Pick one from the list: (no duplicates, first come-first serve) 1.momentum, 2.force of friction, 3.impulse, 4.work, 5.velocity, 6.power, …
Keywords: physics video
Building Big is a great site for students to test their engineering skills. There are interactive sites and also activities to take the learning to a new level. I have done this will young studnents and older students. It can be tailored to your age group.
Keywords: pbs building big
Explore Learning has gizmos that allow students to practice their knowledge interactively.
Keywords: explore learning gizmos